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Do The Right Thing gives you certainty and peace of mind!

Concerned about GDPR compliance? 
We provide simplicity and security. 
Call us at +31 2 0244 2366

When it comes to privacy and information security, we all want to do the right thing. You want to be sure that your business is GDPR compliant, not just because data breaches can be expensive and embarrassing, but because you understand the importance of respecting your customers’ privacy. 

At the same time, you have a business to run. You want value for money. You want services delivered in an efficient and cost-effective way by people who grasp the importance of achieving continuous improvements in your privacy management process without disrupting your day-to-day business. 

We can help. 

Do The Right Thing was established by experienced data protection and information security professionals as a one-stop-shop for business’s data security needs. Unlike our competitors, we are a mixture of privacy law firm and information security firm, combining the legal aspects of privacy with the technical elements of data protection. So we can help you become GDPR compliant in a fast and efficient manner, and then ensure you stay compliant, keeping you and your employees up to date with changes in the law, dealing with the regulators and generally leaving you free to get on with what you do best. 

IS YOUR GDPR IMPLEMENTATION STILL NOT FINISHED? 
Do The Right Thing gives you certainty and peace of mind! 
E-mail us at martin.plak@dotherightthing.nl 

For more information on how we can help you, please take a look around our site, or get in touch with Martin Plak at +31 6 3630 8669 or martin.plak@dotherightthing.nl

DID YOU KNOW THAT 9 OUT OF 10 GDPR FINES RELATE TO TECHNICAL AND ORGANISATIONAL SECURITY MEASURES? 
We provide certainty and security. 
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ABOUT US

Do The Right Thing gives you certainty and peace of mind! 

Data protection and privacy is a hot topic. The regulatory landscape can change fast. And it’s not enough just to put in place sound policies and practices – you must also work hard to make sure that your business remains compliant as regulations evolve.

Information security is another fast-changing field. And no one is more aware of this than the hackers, whose arsenal of techniques and technologies grows almost daily. 

As a business leader, you have to keep abreast of these changes. So shouldn’t your advisors be as agile and flexible as you are? 

Do The Right Thing was set up by two experienced data security and privacy consultants with a mission to help organisations and their employees handle personal data in an ethical and practical way. In particular Martin Plak and Bjorn Steenveld shared a vision of a new type of consultancy – a unique mixture of data privacy law and information security firm, with the experience to combine the legal aspects of privacy with the technical aspects of data protection. We can offer clients a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to their information security and data protection needs. 

Martin Plak is a solicitor with a strong sense of his clients’ business needs, having advised many large international and medium-sized Dutch companies over the course of his career. With 15 years’ experience in Data Privacy and Technology law, it is his passion to help companies translate complex legal issues into practical procedures.

Bjorn Steenveld works at the intersection of business management, Information Security, Privacy and ICT. With this range of specialist knowledge he has always been at the heart of teams solving complex strategic, tactical and operational challenges. Bjorn achieves success by creating a supportive team environment with a focus on integrity, reliability and transparency.

Do The Right Thing is the result of their vision. Our website has details of how we can help your organisation deal with all its data privacy and information security challenges, from GDPR compliance to handling data breaches and training your employees in best practice. And for more information on how we can help you, feel free to get in touch with Martin Plak at +31 6 3630 8669 or martin.plak@dotherightthing.nl 

DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY

Do The Right Thing gives you certainty and peace of mind! 

DO YOU WANT TO MITIGATE RISKS? 
We prepare you for an audit!
E-mail us at martin.plak@dotherightthing.nl

Data protection and privacy regulations are evolving quickly, and will continue to evolve. And while GDPR compliance is a significant milestone, it’s not an end point. Legal cases and regulators’ decisions will continue to test its limits and probe its ambiguities.Smart businesses also need to think about the most efficient way of managing their privacy and information security policies going forward – of dealing with regulators, responding to subject access requests and ensuring that procedures remain effective as the company grows and develops.

Do The Right Thing can help your organisation deal with personal data in a smart, cost-effective, non-disruptive way. A unique mixture of privacy law firm and information security firm, we combine the legal aspects of privacy with the technical elements of data protection in one value-added package. We also offer help with governance, policy, awareness, audit and risk management as part of a single managed service, and our experts can take on the role of your designated Data Protection Officer, so you don’t need an in-house expert.

At Do The Right Thing we aim to learn all about our clients’ businesses so we can make the best use of our skills and match our services to your specific needs, achieving continuous improvements in your data protection processes. Our privacy management services can take the burden from your shoulders, solving your data protection issues and demonstrating compliance to the authorities with our state-of-the-art Privacy and Security Management System.

For more information on how we can help you, please take a look around our site, or get in touch with Martin Plak at +31 6 3630 8669 or martin.plak@dotherightthing.nl

INFORMATION SECURITY 

Do The Right Thing gives you certainty and peace of mind! 

DO YOU WANT TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE SUPERVISOR?
We provide a Privacy Management System!
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There was a time when information security was the responsibility of IT departments, to be dealt with through firewalls and virus scanners. And these are more important than ever. 

However smart businesses are realising that keeping their information secure is everyone’s responsibility, from senior management to HR, customer services to sales. Only through creating a culture with security at its heart can businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of data theft. 

We can help. Do The Right Thing was established by dedicated experts, whose expertise spans data privacy and information security. Our vision was to create a new type of information management consultancy, with the skills to offer clients an integrated mixture of data privacy law and information security advice. By combining the legal aspects of data protection with the technical aspects of cyber-security, we believe that we can help businesses to create and nurture the security-conscious culture that will protect them going forward. 

Do The Right Thing can provide advice on designing and implementing the information security policies and procedures that will help you to both keep your data secure, and demonstrate your compliance to the data protection authorities. However, as over 70% of all information security incidents are caused by human error, we also offer a range of security training services designed to raise security awareness at all levels of your organisation and help your employees function as a human firewall. 

For more information on how we can help you, please take a look around our site, or get in touch with Martin Plak at +31 6 3630 8669 or martin.plak@dotherightthing.nl 

COMPLIANCE

Concerned about GDPR compliance? 

We provide simplicity and security.

GDPR compliance is vital for any business. And it represents a powerful measure, giving individuals control over their personal data while harmonising the regulatory environment across the EU. However implementing it can be both costly and far from straightforward.  And it’s not enough just to put in place sound policies and practices. You also need to scrutinise them constantly in order to protect against data breaches, respond to subject access requests and regulatory investigations, and ensure that they remain effective as regulations and technologies evolve.

On top of this you have the burden of appointing a designated Data Protection Officer (DPO) and the stress of ensuring that changes to your processes and procedures don’t interfere with the day-to-day running of your business any more than necessary.

We can help.

At Do The Right Thing we like to get to know our clients well, so we can make the best use of our skills and match our services to your specific business needs. With our GDPR gap assessment, we can help you identify any gaps in your privacy protection, then work with you to draw up a list of action points that will enable you to solve problems fast.

Once you’re fully compliant, Do The Right Thing can continue to shoulder the burden of regulatory compliance, solving privacy and protection issues as they arise and using our state-of-the-art Privacy and Security Management System to demonstrate compliance to the authorities. We can even act as your designated DPO, saving you the need to appoint an in-house expert.

Do The Right Thing gives you certainty and peace of mind!

If you would like more information on any of this, or would like to discuss how we can help you in more detail, please get in touch with Martin Plak at +31 6 3630 8669 or martin.plak@dotherightthing.nl

AUDIT

Concerned about GDPR compliance? We provide simplicity and security.

No one knows your business better than you do. But sometimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes to see things that have been overlooked – like compliance gaps or weaknesses in data management processes.

At Do The Right Thing, we believe in working closely with our clients to understand their businesses, concerns and requirements, so that we can offer them the best possible advice. And a great first step is a compliance and information security audit.

Our GDPR Gap Assessment takes the form of a two-hour interview at your offices, after which we report on any gaps in your privacy protection. This allows us to draw up a list of action points that your organisation needs to implement to become GDPR compliant, using a baseline that can be mapped onto ISO27000 standards.

However, we can also design privacy and compliance audits covering any aspect of your data protection and information security procedures and tailor made to fit your requirements. And because Do The Right Thing is a unique blend of privacy law firm and information security firm, offering an unusually wide range of services and expertise, we believe that no one is better placed to offer seamless advice on improving your compliance and cyber-security profile.

If you would like more information on any of this, or would like to discuss how we can help you in more detail; or to book an information and security audit for your business, please get in touch with Martin Plak at +31 6 3630 8669.

TRAINING

Do The Right Thing gives you certainty and peace of mind!

Your employees are your greatest assets. But it’s often said that, when it comes to information security, they can also be your weakest links. Hackers certainly know this, and many sophisticated phishing and social engineering techniques make use of weak passwords, misleading emails and enticing attachments to gain access to personal information.

That’s why it’s vital that all your employees are trained in privacy and security awareness. Unfortunately, creating real, lasting security and privacy awareness requires more than a one-off effort. Over time employees’ awareness can weaken and they can fall into bad security habits, so it’s important to create a culture of information security by paying ongoing attention to security and privacy issues.

At Do The Right Thing, we take training seriously. So we have developed a series of training sessions and modules designed to cover all aspects of the field. We can take your team from the basics of how to devise strong passwords and recognise phishing emails, right through to gaining an understanding of their duties and responsibilities under European privacy legislation. Our training is delivered in a range of ways, through interactive workshops, videos and e-learning modules, making them memorable and effective. And over time, with our help, you should be able to develop a culture in which protecting information becomes second nature to all your employees, whatever their role.

For more information on the specific training modules we offer or to discuss how we could help your business, please get in touch with Martin Plak at +31 6 3630 8669 or martin.plak@dotherightthing.nl

CONTACT US

We would love to discuss with you how we could use our skills to best serve the needs of your company. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a meeting or telephone call, please get in touch by email or call us on the number below.

Please contact Martin Plak or Bjorn Steenveld at +31 2 0244 2366 or info@dotherightthing.nl